Philippe Parreno 10.6. - 30.9.2012

For his exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, French artist Philippe Parreno presents two new films mise en scene with a choregraphy of sound and images that guides the visitor throughout the space. The first film C.H.Z. ("Continuously Habitable Zones") is linked to a territory. The film gives perspective to a black garden constructed in Portugal. A landscape produced a film, and a film produced a landscape. The landscape is perennial; it is what the image rejects. A second film, Marilyn, is a portrait of a ghost, Marilyn Monroe. The film conjures her with a phantasmagoric seance in the suite at the hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York where she lived in the 1950s. Her presence is reproduced by three algorithms: the camera becomes her eyes, a computer reconstructs the prosody of her voice and a robot recreates her handwriting. The dead is incarnated in an image.

Artist Talk with Philippe Parreno
Philippe Parreno

Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with the artist Philippe Parreno - now online.

Interview with Philippe Parreno
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